Wednesday Sep 26 2012 1:54 PM
Eight members of the Pierce County Sheriff's Cadet Program performed well at the weeklong Washington Law Enforcement Exploring Advisors Academy.
Pierce County sent seven cadets to the Basic Academy and one to the Advanced Academy. More than 325 youths participated. Here are some notable results by Pierce County Cadets from the Academy competitions featuring 325 participants at Columbia Basin College in Pasco:
Basic Academy• Cadet Howard Goakey brought home the Gold by taking 1st in Academics (considered one of the more important achievements).• Cadet Kendra Fish brought home Silver in Firearms (Score of 278 out of 280).
• Cadet Austin Flynn shot for a score 276 out of 280, which placed him 4th for Firearms, earning an Honorable Mention.
Advanced Academy• Cadet Sgt. Brittney Davidson brought home the Bronze in Academics (this is her third academy and second award)
The Sheriff's Cadet Program is a volunteer program geared toward youth ages 15 to 21 who may be interested in a career in law enforcement or other aspects of the criminal justice field. They attend weekly meetings and gain exposure as well as hands on experience from our Sheriff's Deputies on the streets and our Corrections Deputies in the Jail. They are able to put their training to the test through local competitions and the state-run Academy.
They also give back to the citizens of Pierce County by performing hours of community service while representing the Sheriff's Department. More information is available at www.piercesheriff.org.
Yolanda Guiler, Sheriff's Department(253) firstname.lastname@example.org